Senior Software Engineer

 Pivot Bio - Company site
 January 13, 2022

Company Description: 

Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops.  We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population. Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on Forbes & on PBS News Hour 

Position: Senior Software Engineer, Remote

Pivot Bio quantifies the impact of its products through advanced measurement and analytics across the lab, greenhouse, and field. We are scaling quickly especially around data ingestion and processing. To do this our team relies on test driven development, configuration management, and cloud technologies to the produce quality software that our scientists need. We support both classic web technology stacks as well as custom computation pipelines. 

You will contribute by: 

  • Adding functionality to our existing Django/Python system for LIMS and field data to support scientists 
  • Integrating several new data sources into our data warehousing infrastructure 
  • Being instrumental in designing architecture, prototyping, and implementation of future solutions for lab or field trials data 
  • Working with other Software Engineers to scale out our application infrastructure and determine long-term strategies and goals. 
  • Provide guidance and support to the bioinformatics and data science teams to develop more automated batch processing infrastructure. 


  • 5+ years demonstrated experience using Python to build applications in a web or scientific environment. 
  • Demonstrable understanding of DevOps best practices using cloud technologies and ability to communicate those ideas to people of differing backgrounds. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience. 
  • Strong proponent of TDD and comfort working in an Agile development environment 
  • Scientific background and/or 3+ years professional experience in Life Sciences or Ag R&D software development 
  • Experience with Django, Flask/SqlAlchemy, Ruby on Rails, or another similar web development package preferred  
  • Demonstrable familiarity with web technologies including JavaScript, CSS, and HTML 

*Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

What we offer: 

  • Competitive package in a disruptive startup 
  • Stock options 
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance with employer-paid premiums 
  • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability policies 
  • Employee Assistance Program with free referrals and discounts 
  • 401(k) plan, 3% Match 
  • Commuter benefits 
  • Annual Training & Development support 
  • Flexible vacation policy with a generous holiday schedule 
  • Exciting opportunity to work with a talented and fun team